It’s Okay To Be Smart: The Science of Snowflakes
Materials: paper, scissors ; Links to assist: The Science of Snowflakes , How to Make a Snowflake , “The Snowflake Man” ; Books to assist: Snowflake Bentley
- Let the students know that you will be learning a bit about snowflakes today. Prior to showing the video, ask students what they already know about snowflakes. After students have shared, it’s time for the video.
- Choose one mentor (or the teacher) who can share the screen and the Science of Snowflakes video.
- When the video is complete, ask for volunteers to share one fact that they found to be interesting.
- After the sharing of facts, it’s time create your own snowflakes with paper and scissors. If you’d like, go ahead and show the kids the ‘How to Make A Snowflake’ video above.
- During the time of snowflake creation, you can show the “The Snowflake Man” video about Snowflake Bentley.
- When students have finished (I would give them about 7 minutes or so), as for volunteers to share their snowflakes.
- If time permits, ask students to share their favorite snowy day activities!
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